MASSENA - Two Healing Miracle Services, led by a husband and wife team from Qualifying Times Ministry in Southwick, Mass., will be held today at the Quality Inn in Massena
The services, scheduled for 1-5 p.m. and 7-11 p.m. in the hotels conference rooms, will be led by Pastor Bob and Linda Hawley. Mr. Hawley is the senior pastor of Qualifying Times Ministry, Inc. His wife, also a pastor, is a licensed mental health counselor through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
They will also be speaking Sunday at New Life Christian Church on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.
We welcome everyone, said Lisa Arquette, who facilitated the trip by the Hawleys to Massena.
Ms. Arquette said she had met Mr. Hawley about five years ago when he held a service. And that left an impression on her.
Bob started praying for people. It was like nothing Ive ever seen in my life, the way hed pray for people, she said.
She also attended another one of his meetings in Vermont.
Ive been trying to get him to come up here for five years. He said Im not going to come unless Im invited. I said, What would it take to get you up here? He said, If you pay my expenses - my hotel, my food, my gas - Ill come, Ms. Arquette said.
They were able to work out the date, but it only gave her two weeks to arrange everything.
Ive thrown this together in two weeks. Ive been emailing everyone I can think of. I want to expose him to as many people as possible, she said.
So what can people expect if they attend one of the services? There will be music and worship, and Mr. Hawley will share his message before praying for the people.
They can expect, number one, that theyre going to leave there changed. Theyre going to be changed somehow, whether its through a healing or emotionally, Ms. Arquette said.
She said she has seen the miracles happen - individuals cured of cancer, mental health issues, addiction and blindness.
This isnt just someone praying for someone sick. This is bona fide miracles, she said. When he ministers to you, youre healed through it.
Holding the services at the Quality Inn provides a neutral site for those who typically dont attend religious services, according to Ms. Arquette.
Its not in a particular church. Its a neutral place, a place that people that come. They dont have to be a churchgoer. They dont have to believe anything, she said.
For more information, contact Ms. Arquette at 764-5555 or 323-1064.
More information on the Hawleys is available at the Qualifying Times Ministry website, www.qualifyingtimes.org.